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Answering 'The Questions'

June 13, 2014 10:09 am | by Bruce Campbell, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin Otolaryngologist | Blogs | Comments

Cancer physicians know when “The Questions” are coming. A casual conversation at a party or in the grocery store eventually turns to careers. The pleasant exchange is replaced with talk of life-changing illnesses and impossibly difficult decisions...

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Q&A: Winning The War Against SSIs

June 13, 2014 9:49 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Dr. Scott Ellner, Vice Chairman of Surgery and the Director of Surgical Quality at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, recently spoke to Surgical Products and gave his take on the healthcare industry’s fight against surgical-site infections...

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BRCA Test Results Affect Patients' Breast Cancer Surgery Plans

June 13, 2014 9:36 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

A new study reports that among women with breast cancer who undergo recommended testing before surgery, more than 7 in 10 who test positive will change their surgical plan, typically opting for a more extensive procedure such as a double mastectomy and sometimes ovary removal...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: gSource's Easy2Clean Kerrison Punch

June 13, 2014 9:24 am | by gSource | gSource, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

gSource's Easy2Clean Kerrison Punch has an 8” shaft length, forward angle, 1mm-6mm bite sizes, thin foot plate, bone ejector on 2mm-6mm bite sizes. The product's slider opens for easy and complete cleaning inside the main body of the shaft prior to sterilization, reducing infection risk to the patient.

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2014 ESP Award Submission: STRIP-T’s From Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc.

June 13, 2014 9:10 am | by Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

STRIP-T’s from Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. hold and organize all surgical tubes, scopes, and instruments, attaching via self-adhesive backing to any location on the surgical field. STRIP-T’s is the least expensive apparatus to secure “tethered” sterile implements to the surgical field and is less expensive and easier to use than tape, pouches, or drapes.

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Jury Rules In Favor Of Hospital, Surgeon After Patient Falls Off OR Table

June 12, 2014 11:06 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | News | Comments

A Cheyenne, WY jury ruled in favor of a local medical center and a trauma surgeon in a malpractice case brought about by woman who fell off an operating table during a 2010 gall bladder surgical procedure. Jurors cleared Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and Dr. Richard Fermelia of any negligence, and they dismissed Samantha Garcia of Nebraska’s claim that the hospital did not protect her from falling during the surgery...

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Frailty Can Help Predict Complications, Death In Older Trauma Patients

June 12, 2014 10:29 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Measuring frailty using the Frailty Index (FI) can be a predictor of in-hospital complications, need for discharge to a skilled nursing facility or in-hospital death in older patients following physical trauma...           

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Childhood Cancer Survivors Hospitalized Frequently Years After Cancer Treatment

June 12, 2014 10:18 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | News | Comments

Survivors of childhood cancers were hospitalized more often and for longer durations because of blood disorders and other problems, many years after cancer treatment was completed, compared with the general population, according to a published study...

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Survivors Of Childhood Liver Transplant At Risk Of Becoming 'Skinny Fat'

June 12, 2014 10:09 am | by Liver Transplantation | News | Comments

New research reports that survivors of childhood liver transplant remain nutritionally compromised over the long-term. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that the recipients' return to normal weight post-transplant was due to an increase in fat mass as body cell mass remained low...

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Golfer Compton At U.S. Open After Second Heart Transplant

June 12, 2014 10:04 am | by Paul Newberry, AP National Writer | Articles | Comments

When Erik Compton strolls up to the first tee at Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday, he'll be in some unfamiliar territory. The only other time he played in one of golf's biggest events was four years ago. He missed the cut. But if you're expecting Compton to be overwhelmed by this U.S. Open moment, think again. This guy has faced much more daunting challenges than a major championship — such as undergoing two heart transplants...

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FBI Director: FBI Probing VA After Scathing Report

June 12, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found sweeping problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday. In response to questioning at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Comey said the investigation was being led by the FBI's office in Phoenix...

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Google Glass Has A Long Way To Go In The OR

June 12, 2014 9:21 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

The Royal London Hospital and the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry presented the first live-streamed surgical procedure in the UK. The operation was an extended right hemicolectomy with resection of a metastatic liver lesion. Here is what I thought about the event...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: ProReveal Fluorescence Protein Testing System For Surgical Instrumentation

June 12, 2014 8:52 am | by Ultra Clean Systems | Ultra Clean Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ProReveal, by Ultra Clean Systems, is a highly sensitive fluorescence-based protein detection test system for checking the presence of residual protein on surgical instruments.

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2014 ESP Award Submission: The NuBOOM S

June 12, 2014 8:34 am | by Compview Medical | Compview Medical | Product Releases | Comments

NuBOOM S is an affordable system for integrating equipment management, video, and ergonomics inside cath labs, cysto, and operating rooms.

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Survey Sheds Light On Common Practice For Incompletely Resected Lung Cancer

June 11, 2014 11:20 am | by European Society for Medical Oncology | News | Comments

A landmark survey of more than 700 specialists provides crucial real-world insight into the treatments most oncologists choose for lung cancer patients whose tumour has been incompletely resected, an expert from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) says...

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